From Cairo to the Cloud - The World of the Cairo Geniza
From Cairo to the Cloud reveals the untold story of an astonishing treasure trove of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in the sacred storeroom of an Egyptian synagogue. The Cairo Geniza is described as a “medieval Facebook,” and contains a staggering array of sacred literature and documents that illuminate the daily lives of Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Cairo a thousand years ago.
The Geniza documents range from religious texts to business reports, medical prescriptions to literary treasures, magical amulets to children’s drawings, love letters to divorce decrees.
These manuscripts provide uniquely intimate access to a vanished civilization, revealing a rich, complex, and cosmopolitan society we knew almost nothing about.
A globe-trotting tale of discovery and intrigue, From Cairo to the Cloud is an acclaimed documentary telling the Geniza story through a passionate cast of scholarly detectives devoted to uncovering its secrets.
- Running time
- 92 and 55 minutes
- Michelle Paymar ... Director, Producer, Camera
- Prod. Co.
- D-Facto Filmstudio
- Years of Production
- US, UK, France, Israel, Canada
- Release year
- Jewish Film Festivals of: Washington, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Vancouver, Boca Raton, Maine, East Bay, Australia,Bucharest, Hong Kong, Jewish Museum Paris, Museum of the Arab World Paris, Univ. Cairo,Sephardic Film Festivals in New York, Montreal,
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- English, French, Dutch, Arabic
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